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C4P: Rostislav Kůrka - The Magical Way Forward

Luna's first Call for Papers, 'Gender Identity and Sexuality in Fantasy and Science Fiction' will be released on Wednesday the 9th of August. Explore the ten brilliant papers you will find in the book.

Today, we would like to introduce you to Rostislav Kůrka, (Czech Republic/ Finland) MA Theology. Researcher, Writer.

He is presenting the paper: "The Magical Way Forward? Recent Changes in Gender Representation in Magic: The Gathering Card Game".

Rostislav says:

"This paper focuses on the portrayal of gender in the story of “Magic: The Gathering” card game. Recently, growing focus on the story itself has been accompanied by a notable shift in the way characters of different genders have been represented. Using particular cases from Magic’s recent story blocks, the aim of this paper is to pinpoint and evaluate the trends in this development, both quantitative (in terms of female/male/non-binary ratio of characters appearing in the story) and qualitative (the roles these characters take on). Roles of characters belonging to sexual orientation minorities are also discussed."

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